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In A Big Victory, Bangladesh Defeats Australia In First Test Of Two Match Series

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| August 30 , 2017 , 14:31 IST

Achieving a milestone in test cricket, host Bangladesh on Wednesday, defeated Australia by 20 runs on the fourth day of the first test in a two match series in Shere Bangla National Stadium.

This was the first Test victory for Bangladesh against Australia providing them with a 1-0 lead in the series.

Australia started off fine but everything took a left turn for the country as they lost 6 wickets within the score 158 and 199. While lower-order batsmen Pat Cummins (33 not out) and Nathan Lyon (12) tried to stabilise the innings but Taijul Islam removed Lyon to seal the deal.

Australia entered the fourth day needing 156 runs with eight wickets in hand. Australia's captain Steven Smith and David Warner added 130 but left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan dismissed both the batsmen and their middle-order failed to rise the occasion.

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Man of the Match Shakib took ten wickets and also scored 84 runs in the first innings.

Earlier, Bangladesh scored 260 runs in the first innings with Tamim Iqbal (71) and Shakib scoring handsomely for the hosts.

Then, the Bangladesh bowlers did a brilliant job to dismiss Australia for 217. Shakib took five wickets while Mehidy Hasan scalped three wickets.

In the second innings Bangladesh scored 221, setting a target of 264, which Australia failed to chase and lost the match by 20 runs.

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